cave of adullam

cave of adul·​lam | \ -əˈdələm \

Definition of cave of adullam

: a group of seceders from a particular political or intellectual position

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History and Etymology for cave of adullam

from Adullam, biblical cave where David fled to escape Achish, king of Gath, & where he was joined by other discontented people (1 Samuel 22:1–2)

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“Cave of adullam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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